Covering a range of topics in modern history, the free classroom-ready resources on this site have been designed to introduce students to working with archive content. Asking important questions of recent history such as ‘Could Britain have done more to help the Jews in the Second World War?’ and ‘Did nuclear weapons help to make the world safer between 1945 and 1951?’, the investigations encourage students to engage with primary documents, making history more accessible and developing critical research skills. View all resources
How far did attitudes to women change after they secured the vote in 1918?
The Representation of the People Act in 1918 gave some women over 30 the vote in British General Elections. Was the act a meaningful change for women?
Was the Dunkirk evacuation a triumph or a disaster?
The evacuation of Allied soldiers at Dunkirk was celebrated in Britain nationwide as a great achievement. Yet, was the evacuation mission truly a success?
How united were the Big Three at the Yalta Conference in 1945?
In February 1945, leaders of the USA, the USSR and the UK met at Yalta to discuss postwar Europe. To what extent did they share a common ground?
Why History Matters
Why does history matter? Find ideas and examples for class discussion here.